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Copa America 2016: Colombia edge Paraguay to become first team to reach quarter-finals
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Copa America 2016: Colombia edge Paraguay to become first team to reach quarter-finals

Colombia became the first side to reach the quarter-finals of the Copa America Centenario on Tuesday,

Copa America: Ecuador holds Brazil to goalless draw, Peru beat Haiti
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Copa America: Ecuador holds Brazil to goalless draw, Peru beat Haiti

Key absences cost Brazil several important players and its performance reflected it in a 0-0 tie with Ecuador on Saturday night in the Copa America opener for both teams at the Rose Bowl.

Zika virus was present in Haiti before Brazil cases surfaced: Study
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Zika virus was present in Haiti before Brazil cases surfaced: Study

The Zika virus — linked to serious birth defects — may have been present in the Americas well before it was first identified in Brazil in March last year.

A polarizing force, Haiti's former soldiers return to streets
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A polarizing force, Haiti's former soldiers return to streets | Reuters

PORT-AU-PRINCE Haiti disbanded its abusive armed forces two decades ago but uniformed veterans and young recruits are resurfacing to add another destabilising factor to the volatile Caribbean nation already dealing with a political vacuum. Botched elections have left Haiti without a president and fractious political groups are seeking to choose an interim leader in coming days to oversee a fresh vote, against a backdrop of almost daily protests that often turn violent. Last week, groups of men dressed in military green took to the capital Port-au-Prince in convoys, waving old weapons and sparking rage among anti-government protesters who beat to death one of the veterans.

A polarizing force, Haiti's former soldiers return to streets
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A polarizing force, Haiti's former soldiers return to streets | Reuters

PORT-AU-PRINCE Haiti disbanded its abusive armed forces two decades ago but uniformed veterans and young recruits are resurfacing to add another destabilising factor to the volatile Caribbean nation already dealing with a political vacuum. Botched elections have left Haiti without a president and fractious political groups are seeking to choose an interim leader in coming days to oversee a fresh vote, against a backdrop of almost daily protests that often turn violent. Last week, groups of men dressed in military green took to the capital Port-au-Prince in convoys, waving old weapons and sparking rage among anti-government protesters who beat to death one of the veterans.

Exclusive - Short-term interim government likely in Haiti: U.S. official
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Exclusive - Short-term interim government likely in Haiti: U.S. official | Reuters

PORT-AU-PRINCE Haiti is likely to install an interim government to transfer power to a new president, a senior U.S. official said on Monday, after the Caribbean nation called off an election days before current President Michel Martelly is due to leave office

The Haitian in India: Mumbai City's Sony Norde on losses, choosing India and the challenging ISL season
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The Haitian in India: Mumbai City's Sony Norde on losses, choosing India and the challenging ISL season

Norde's case is interesting in the Haiti squad. Having 'become very well-known' after his initial exploits in Argentina and Mexico, he had to take the risk of playing in unknown Bangladesh.

Haitians vote in landmark elections as security tightened
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Haitians vote in landmark elections as security tightened | Reuters

PORT-AU-PRINCE Haitians began voting on Sunday in landmark elections for president, as well as a parliament that has sat empty for 10 months, polls that officials hope will cement democracy in the Western hemisphere's poorest country. More than five million registered voters are choosing from 54 presidential candidates who appear on the crammed ballot with facial images, party logos and an accompanying party number to help a vast illiterate population.     If all goes smoothly it will be first time in Haiti's rocky political history that three democratic elections have been held in succession without interruption by fraud or armed rebellion

Kerry arrives in Haiti to offer U.S. support ahead of elections
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Kerry arrives in Haiti to offer U.S. support ahead of elections | Reuters

PORT-AU-PRINCE U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Haiti on Tuesday to underscore U.S.

Tropical Storm Erika lashes Caribbean islands, heads for Florida
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Tropical Storm Erika lashes Caribbean islands, heads for Florida | Reuters

MIAMI Tropical Storm Erika threatened Haiti and the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and strong winds on Friday as it swirled across the Caribbean and geared up for a run at south Florida, the U.S.

Tropical Storm Erika lashes Caribbean islands and heads for Florida
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Tropical Storm Erika lashes Caribbean islands and heads for Florida | Reuters

MIAMI Tropical Storm Erika threatened Haiti and the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and strong winds on Friday as it swirled across the Caribbean and geared up for a run at South Florida, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Twelve people were confirmed dead in the small island of Dominica, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said on Twitter.

Dominican Republic resumes deportation of migrants deemed illegal
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Dominican Republic resumes deportation of migrants deemed illegal | Reuters

SANTO DOMINGO The Dominican Republic deported five people of Haitian descent on Saturday under a controversial migration policy that set a deadline for undocumented foreigners to apply for temporary residence, according to local media. Immigration Director General Rubén Paulino Sem confirmed the deportations at the Dajabón border post on Saturday morning, according to the Listín Diario newspaper. Officials in the Dominican Republic have grown concerned by a long-running influx of people from neighboring Haiti and a 2013 Dominican court ruling that stripped citizenship from children born to undocumented immigrants, the vast majority of which are Haitian.

EU says renewed escalation in Ukraine violates ceasefire
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EU says renewed escalation in Ukraine violates ceasefire | Reuters

The European Union said that renewed escalation of the conflict in eastern Ukraine violated the spirit and the letter of a ceasefire. "The Minsk Agreements must be implemented in good faith, starting with full observation of the ceasefire and genuine withdrawal of heavy weapons", the EU's External Action Service said in a statement on Tuesday. Ukraine on Monday accused rebels of carrying out the heaviest artillery attacks since the truce was agreed

Unrest, violence breaks out as Haitians vote in long-delayed elections
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Unrest, violence breaks out as Haitians vote in long-delayed elections

Delays, disorder and sporadic violence troubled Haitian legislative elections on Sunday as voters chose lawmakers for the next Parliament after a yearslong wait.

UN peacekeepers routinely traded sex for money and goods: UN report
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UN peacekeepers routinely traded sex for money and goods: UN report

UN peacekeepers routinely trade sex for money, jewellery, cellphones and other items in countries where they are deployed in clear violation of UN rules, according to a draft UN report.

Aid groups, celebrities seek funds for Nepal quake; experts urge caution
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Aid groups, celebrities seek funds for Nepal quake; experts urge caution | Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Governments, aid agencies and celebrities on Monday intensified a push for funding to help survivors of a deadly earthquake in Nepal as the risks posed by a lack of food, water and shelter escalated hourly. More than 3,700 people were killed and at least 6,500 injured when the 7.9 magnitude quake rocked Nepal on Saturday, toppling houses and triggering avalanches in the Himalayas. The Nepali government has appealed for foreign assistance with the aftermath of the worst earthquake to hit the South Asian country since 1934 when 8,500 died

21 migrants dead, dozen missing in Haiti shipwreck
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21 migrants dead, dozen missing in Haiti shipwreck

Twenty-one migrants died and around a dozen more were missing after their boat sank off the north coast of Haiti, a senior official said Thursday.

Haiti cancels last day of Carnival after 16 die in float accident
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Haiti cancels last day of Carnival after 16 die in float accident

At least 16 people were killed early Tuesday in the Haitian capital after a man on top of a musical group’s Carnival float was shocked by high-voltage wires above the street, setting off a panic in which dozens of people were trampled, officials said.

Haiti cancels last day of Carnival after 16 die in float accident
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Haiti cancels last day of Carnival after 16 die in float accident

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - At least 16 people were killed and 78 injured early on Tuesday when a singer on a Carnival float hit an overhead power line in Port-au-Prince, setting off a stampede by bystanders, officials said. The tragedy in Haiti's capital prompted the government to cancel the last day of Carnival - the raucous celebrations preceding the start of Lent - and to declare three days of national mourning. Amateur video of the 2:48 a.m

Haiti faces more anti-government protests as Carnival nears
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Haiti faces more anti-government protests as Carnival nears

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Anti-government street protesters shut down Haiti's capital on Monday as the country plunged deeper into political and economic crises even as many prepared for the annual Carnival, normally a time of peaceful revelry. The usually congested streets of the capital were largely deserted after opposition parties and a minibus drivers' union called a two-day general strike to protest high fuel prices. Protest organizers warned residents to stay off the streets, saying those who ventured out would risk their lives.